I had the fire dept at my house this past Sunday -due to our carbon monoxide detector going off -1/25/09- the carbon monoxide meter indicated the gas was coming from the back burner on the stove- there is a fire report indicating this -how should I handle this? My stove is about 3 years old -model# MGR5765QOW -s/n 2023617SU
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The flames should be all blue - except when you first turn it on, where the flame begins, & only when you turn it on. Orange flames mean incomplete combustion is happening. Carbon monoxide is being released. Orange flames can also mean your getting low on gas. Clean it & try moving the disk around. An uneven disc means some flames will be higher & burn your pots. The flames are wrapping around your pots if they're burning on the sides. Keep flames under the pot. Regardless of the being clean, the odor means you need to check your gas level. Once filled back, the odor should be gone if that's the only problem. That is placed in the gas as a safety feature. Don't try to fix this problem yourself if the "easy" solutions don't work. It could be very dangerous. Invest in a carbon monoxide detector especially when you have anything gas.
This is an extremely dangerous problem that should not occur. There has been a product recall for models of electrolux and kenmore's manufactured in Canada, so you should check the US Consumer products safety commission. www.cpsc.gov.
You should not use your oven for heat because it can also use up all the oxygen in a well insulated environment. You should never cover the bottom of the oven with foil. It blocks vents and causes Carbon monoxide to buildup.
If that is not the case, you should really have a qualified technician clean and tune the oven, because if you are right and your oven is emitting enough carbon monoxide to trigger an alarm, you can wind up dead.
Tuning can involve adjusting gas flow and checking regulators. If you still want to attempt a solution, check the top and bottom burners. Make sure the are in good visual shape and use a small pipe cleaner, paper clip or some other wire that will not break off inside the jet holes.
Clean the oven and check your manual to make sure that it does not require a vent.
Fire companies will often help out with finding the source of carbon monoxide, but they do not want people to air out or clean the offending area or appliance. Please take care, and thank you for your question.
A <i>temporary</i> orange flame from your gas stove can also occur at peak usage times. An increase in local demand can cause a decrease in pressure in the natural gas line. If all of your gas appliances are in combustion simultaneously, this may also cause a drop in pressure, especially in older houses. If the problem persists, it is likely a dirty/clogged burner or the stove needs servicing. In general, an orange flame (on a gas combustion appliance) means incomplete combustion and carbon monoxide production.
The adjustment you attempted was to make the regulator track the temperature setting on the knob.
The yellow flame is caused by poor combustion and could be producing carbon monoxide, an odorless, tasteless and very deadly gas.
It sounds like the path for air is blocked and causing the problem.
For anyone, I recommend a carbon monoxide detector in the home if you have any gas appliances or even unused gas connections.
They cost $30-$35 US but flowers for your funeral could run more.
A family near our town lost the father and the wife and 3 kids ended up in the hospital due to this only a few days ago.
They had only moved into the house a week ago.
the oven comes from the factory set to be used on natual gas. its souds like your on LP gas. if so there should be a conversion kit with the range or instruction in the owners manual on what to do to convert it. all ranges ar diverent when it comes to converting. you need to follow the instruction in your manual
ALL YOUR FLAMES SHOULD BE CLEAN BLUE FLAMES WITH NO WHITE OR YELLOW TIPS OR FLAMES !!!!
YELLOW FLAME = DIRT OR PAINT?
WHITE = LACK OF AIR
SOUNDS LIKE YOUR STOVE IS NOT GETTING ENOUGH COMBUSTION AIR. INPROPER AIR ADJUSTMENTS OR LACK OF AIR WILL CAUSE A WHITE TIP ON THE FLAME ... THAT IS CARBON-MONIXIDE !!!
A CLEAN BLUE FLAME EMITTS CARBON-DIOXIDE AND IS NORMAL.
IF YOU USED AN AIR-GUN TO PAINT, CHANCES ARE YOUR BURNERS HAVE A SLIGHT COATING ON THEM AND HOPEFULLY WILL BURN OFF IN TIME.
TRY OPENING ALL YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS IN YOUR HOUSE ...
AND TURN ALL BURNERS ON AND LET THEM BURN FOR AN HOUR. DO NOT LKEAVE SIGHT OF THE STOVE, BUT KEEP NEAR A OPEN WINDOW.
NOTICE !!! MOST GAS COMPANIES WILL COME OUT AT NO CHARGE TO CHECK GAS, AND FOR CARBON-MONOXIDE.(C0) NOT (CO2).